This year’s ‘Rare by Nature’ inspired releases, which were selected by Master Blender Dr Craig Wilson, are comprised of eight cask strength single malt Scotch whiskies, from some of Scotland’s most renowned distilleries.
|The 2019 Diageo Special Releases Collection|
The 2019 Special Releases Collection, is said to celebrate whiskies with distinctive maturation techniques, rare finishes and unexpected taste profiles, bringing to life each distillery’s unique character.
The 2019 Special Releases Collection:
Cardhu 14 Year Old (55% ABV) Double matured in ex-Amontillado sherry seasoned hogsheads. RRP £120.00.
Cragganmore 12 Year Old (58.4% ABV) Matured in medium peated, refill American oak casks. RRP £85.00.
Dalwhinnie 30 Year Old (54.7% ABV) Matured in refill hogsheads and butts. RRP £500.00.
Lagavulin 12 Year Old (56.5% ABV) Matured in refill American oak casks. RRP £110.00.
Mortlach 26 Year Old (53.3% ABV) Matured in fresh-toasted first-fill Pedro Ximenez & Oloroso Sherry seasoned casks. RRP £1500.00.
Pittyvaich 29 Year Old (51.4% ABV) Double matured in Pedro Ximenez & Oloroso sherry seasoned bodega casks. RRP £330.00.
Talisker 15 Year Old (57.3% ABV) Matured in freshly charred American oak hogsheads. RRP £110.00.
The Singleton of Glen Ord 18 Year Old (55% ABV) Matured in fresh charred American oak hogsheads. RRP £130.00.
Commenting on the 2019 Special Releases, Ewan Gunn, Diageo Global Whisky Master, said: “Discerning drinkers around the world will delight in this new collection. From the hand selected Single Malt Scotch to the visually arresting bottles, they each tell a strong story of the extraordinary place and the people who have shaped each dram. These prestigious and limited-edition bottlings offer fans an opportunity to collect and explore some of our rarest stocks.”
The 2019 Special Releases Collection, will be available in limited quantities from specialist retailers this Autumn.
Posted by Steve Rush